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> From: users-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Michael Kluskens
> Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 11:15 AM
> To: Open MPI Users
> Subject: Re: [OMPI users] f90 module files compile a lot faster
> Could I/we have a translation of what "trivial, small,
> medium, large"
> means to the end user?
How's this (from the new README):
- The Fortran 90 MPI bindings can now be built in one of four sizes.
These sizes reflect the number of MPI functions included in the
"mpi" Fortran 90 module and therefore which functions will be
subject to strict type checking. All functions not included in the
Fortran 90 module can still be invoked from F90 applications, but
will fall back to Fortran-77 style checking (i.e., little/none).
- trivial: Only includes F90-specific functions from MPI-2. This
means overloaded versions of MPI_SIZEOF for all the MPI-supported
F90 intrinsic types.
- small (default): All the functions in "trivial" plus all MPI
functions that take no choice buffers (meaning buffers that are
specified by the user and are of type (void*) in the C bindings --
generally buffers specified for message passing). Hence,
functions like MPI_COMM_RANK are included, but functions like
MPI_SEND are not.
- medium: All the functions in "small" plus all MPI functions that
take one choice buffer (e.g., MPI_SEND, MPI_RECV, ...). All
one-choice-buffer functions have overloaded variants for each of
the MPI-supported Fortran intrinsic types up to the number of
dimensions specified by --with-f90-max-array-dim (default value is
- large: All MPI functions (i.e., all the functions in "medium" plus
all MPI functions that take two choice buffers, such as
MPI_SCATTER, MPI_GATHER, etc.). All the two-choice-buffer
functions will have variants for each of the MPI-supported Fortran
intrinsic types up to the number of dimensions specified by
--with-f90-max-array-dim, but both buffers will be of the same
Increasing the size of the F90 module (in order from trivial, small,
medium, and large) will generally increase the length of time
required to compile user MPI applications. Specifically, "trivial"-
and "small"-sized F90 modules generally allow user MPI applications
to be compiled fairly quickly but lose type safety for all MPI
functions with choice buffers. "medium"- and "large"-sized F90
modules generally take longer to compile user applications but
provide greater type safety for MPI functions.
> I for one don't read the docs every week with new 1.1 alpha tests.
Er... Well, good! Then I can claim that the docs were there the whole
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